Articles by Lisa Haberzettl


By Lisa Haberzettl on March 06, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
Some Portland voters are reportedly having to wait more than 3 1/2 hours in line to just to get inside Deering High to caucus.
A stream flows under melting ice in the Bangor City Forest recently.

What’s your favorite sign of spring?

By Lisa Haberzettl on April 21, 2015, at 9:30 p.m.
The snow is melting, the air is fresh and warm, and plants are finally starting to grow again. After a long, cold winter, signs of spring are all around the state. Snap a photo of your favorite sign of spring and share it with us here!

Acadia landmark makes ‘surreal’ Viralnova list that catches Captain America’s eye

on March 29, 2015, at 5:31 p.m.
Meme-news outlet Viralnova compiled a list of “30 Surreal and Beautiful Places” readers won’t believe are in the U.S. (unless readers already enjoy looking at high-res photographs of national parks). Coming in at No. 29 on that list is Eagle Lake in Maine’s Acadia National Park. Here’s the photo Viralnova …

Maine diner makes Buzzfeed bucket list

on March 18, 2015, at 10:32 p.m.
Internet timesuck Buzzfeed, known for its niche quizzes and oddly specific listicles, has named a Maine hot spot one of the 21 American Diners You Should Eat At Before You Die. Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro comes in at No. 11 on the list, between Uncle Bill’s Pancake House of New Jersey (No. …

Married in Maine: Portland makes top 12 list

on March 04, 2015, at 10:01 p.m.
While tropical locations might be what most people imagine for destination weddings, offers a dozen unexpected alternatives — including Maine’s own Port City. Portland takes fourth place on the site’s list of “12 Unexpectedly Perfect Cities to Get Married In.” The small blurb praising the city cites its “sweet inns and …

Popular gaming show host lauds Maine-made ‘NHL 94,’ tries to pronounce ‘Bangor’

on Feb. 28, 2015, at 12:37 a.m.
“Colin & Greg Live,” a popular livestream show covering video games and related technology, recently discussed what host Colin Moriarty refers to “the most beloved hockey game of all time.” Colin and co-host Greg Miller, who work for San Francisco-based Kinda Funny, offer a roundup of game-related news during their daily livestream. “NHL …

Cheers! Maine drinks more than any other state

on Aug. 27, 2014, at 9:57 p.m.
According to a recent study commissioned by Blowfish (a company that manufactures an Alka-Seltzer-like hangover remedy), Maine imbibes more alcohol than any other state in the country. Rounding out the top five in that list are, in descending order, Wyoming, Alaska, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Here’s another point of pride: …

#HeyUSA: Let’s bring YouTube stars to Maine!

on June 27, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
YouTube stars Grace Helbig of “It’s Grace” and Mamrie Hart of “Your Deserve a Drink” just announced their latest, previously super-secret project: a tour across the country called #HeyUSA. For those of you who aren’t as big of a fan as I am, Grace and Mamrie both have a wide following across multiple …

Sebago Lake makes list of ‘amazingly refreshing’ US lakes

on May 08, 2014, at 8:48 p.m.
A list of “16 Amazingly Refreshing Lake Destinations In The U.S.” on Buzzfeed includes Maine’s own Sebago Lake. While the list is short on details — Sebago’s entry says only “Excellent for sailing and all types of camping.” — the photos of sunny skies and clear water evoke feelings of …

Tony Hawk scavenger hunt items found in Bangor and Portland

on April 19, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
The Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt is on! World-renowned skateboarder Tony Hawk’s scavenger hunt is going on across the county. According to his Twitter feed, a package originally placed in Ellsworth was moved Bangor. Hawk tweeted this clue: And a few minutes later tweeted this: Yes, that’s Bangor City Councilor Gibran Graham. Congrats, …

Cape Neddick Lighthouse makes list of ‘Beautifully Isolated Places’

on March 29, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
Buzzfeed recently published a list of “19 Beautifully Isolated Places Where You Can Finally Get Some Peace And Quiet.” The list includes locations from around the globe, and only two are from the U.S.: Baranof Island in Alaska, and Cape Neddick Lighthouse off the coast of York, Maine. “A photo …

Vacationland: Home of LL Bean’s flagship store

on March 28, 2014, at 9:19 p.m.
A map is making the rounds on the Internet showing each state’s most popular attraction. Many results are not surprising. The Las Vegas Strip is king in Nevada, and the French Quarter leads in Louisiana. If you guessed Maine’s most popular attraction is Acadia National Park, you’re probably not alone — …

Google says Maine is cold. Quelle surprise.

on March 06, 2014, at 8:33 p.m.
Listicle factory Buzzfeed recently conducted a survey of what Google thinks about every state in the country, based on autocomplete options. Colorado is for hustlers, Idaho is a myth, Utah is weird, and Maine, well … Maine is cold. But look! Fourth option down: Maine is the best state! Yes! …
A Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pocket is seen in a vending machine in Bangor. Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pockets were recalled because of concerns over "diseased and unsound animal" contents.

Hot Pockets recalled for ‘diseased and unsound animal’ contents

By Lisa Haberzettl on Feb. 18, 2014, at 9:02 p.m.
Nestle USA issued a recall notice for two varieties of Hot Pockets in response to a meat supplier’s recall of beef, the company announced Tuesday on its website and Facebook account. The voluntary recall includes Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pockets and croissant crust Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pockets. …
Stupid lemon icebox pie is so easy to make, it's stupid. The pie goes together quickly and is a refreshing, tangy treat for summer.

Six super-easy icebox pies for summer

By Lisa Haberzettl on May 14, 2013, at 2:20 p.m.
Are you looking for a sweet treat but don’t want to turn on the oven? Do you have little to no culinary experience? Maybe you like to cook, but are also intimidated or put-off by the ingredient lists and number of steps on or Icebox pies are perfect …
Buddhist monks pray for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at a memorial in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 18, 2012. U.S. authorities continue to investigate the Dec. 14 massacre in Connecticut in which a heavily armed gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary school and shot and killed 20 children and six adults.

Picture of the Day: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

By Lisa Haberzettl on Dec. 18, 2012, at 6:35 p.m.
A Palestinian stone-thrower walks past smoke from burning tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces against Israel's military operation in Gaza, at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 16, 2012. Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades on Friday and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day, in a stinging challenge to Israel's Gaza offensive after an Egyptian bid to broker a truce.

Rocket hits near Jerusalem; Israel mobilizes reservists

By Lisa Haberzettl on Nov. 16, 2012, at 6:34 p.m.
GAZA — Israel’s Cabinet authorised the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists late on Friday, preparing the ground for a possible Gaza invasion after Palestinians fired a rocket toward Jerusalem for the first time in decades. Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial center, also came under rocket attack for the second straight …